On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 15

1896 - At 9:00 p.m. a telegraph lineman in Suisun City, California saw a "powered balloon" flying into the wind. (Sources: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 191; Loren E. Gross, The UFO Wave of 1896, p. 3).

1947 - At 11:30 a.m. 47,000 people in a new football stadium in Managua, Nicaragua saw several silver saucers descend, spin and hover for several seconds; then they shot straight up and away. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 121).

1948 - South of Nevada, Missouri a witness first heard a whirring sound at 4 p.m., then saw a large disc-shaped object hovering. Two small objects dropped from the disc and flew away to the southwest. The disc then flew off toward the northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1358, citing Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 95).

In 1952, during the Korean War, two Americans flying in a T-6 aircraft over Pyongyang Sector CT 7943 at 1:07 p.m. local time saw a 10 foot diameter silver sphere below their plane. It flew north for 5 miles, then made a 180 degree turn to the south and climbed in altitude. When the plane banked toward the UFO, it banked into a left-hand orbit around the aircraft. (Source: Richard Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices during the Korean War, p. 57; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 19; UNICAT, case # 753).

Also in 1952, a elliptical blue-white light was spotted from an Air Force B-47 bomber over Wichita, Kansas at 20:25 p.m. It had an orange or red tail, and moved erratically. The case is listed as a Project Blue Book "unknown." At 6:45 p.m. a ring of colored lights, rotating counter-clockwise, was sighted at 400' altitude north of Frederica, Delaware. (Sources: Project Blue Book, case 2224; Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1952: November-December, p. 23).

1954 - In Augusta, Maine 10 gold circular objects flew slowly in a vertical V formation at a low altitude at four o'clock in the afternoon. The civilian witness was named Gallant, and the sighting lasted three minutes. This is a Project Blue Book case classified as "unidentified". (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3326; Don Berliner, The Blue Book Unknowns, p. 24).

In 1957, at 2:00 in the afternoon, cars stalled when their drivers attempted to approach a 200' diameter metallic UFO hovering 300' over an aerodrome in Cachoeira, Brazil. East of Viking, Minnesota, at 11:45 that night, a parked car was buffeted by a flying disc, 100 yards away. The occupants of the car heard and felt tapping underneath the car. (Sources: NICAP files; Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1957 (Volume 9), p. 22).

1959 - The witness, a young man who was on leave from the Army, had been driving on U.S. highway 99 near Marysville, California with two friends when he suddenly found himself onboard a hovering, bluish-white craft. His two friends had apparently been put to sleep and were not disturbed. The witness was taken by six four-foot tall humanoids with large human like eyes to a room that had many instruments, and was given a medical examination. The beings wore silvery gray outfits with a dark triangle-like insignia on their chest. They glided above the floor instead of walking. The witness was later deposited back in his vehicle unharmed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, case # 196, citing Nick H. Edwards, CUFORN Bulletin, November-December 1988).

1963 - Peter Valko and Jim Keosian ran toward a strange object that appeared about to land in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, but it "vanished." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 587).

1966 - Two duck hunters in a boat offshore of Beverly, Massachusetts saw a cigar-shaped object hovering over the Beverly Farms area around 7:15 a.m. Ray Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 342.).

1966 - Newell Partridge was sitting at home at 10:30 p.m. in Salem, West Virginia when suddenly the TV blanked out. A very fine herringbone pattern appeared on the tube, and at the same time the set started making a loud whining noise, increasing to a high pitch, peaking and then breaking off, as if on a musical scale, sounding like a generator winding up. Outside on his porch, his dog Bandit began wailing. Partridge picked up a flashlight and went out in the yard to investigate. The dog was sitting at the end of the porch, howling down toward the hay barn in the bottom. Partridge shined the light in that direction, and it picked up two red circles or eyes, which looked like bicycle reflectors. There was something about the eyes that was difficult to explain. They were huge and plainly visible at a distance of 150 yards. As soon as the flashlight picked out the eyes his dog Bandit snarled and ran toward them. A "cold chill" swept over the man and he felt a wave of fear, which kept him from following the dog. That night he slept with a loaded gun beside his bed. The next day he went looking for his dog with a friend. They found tracks, and at the approximate position of the "eyes" he found a large number of dog tracks. The tracks were going in a circle, as if the dog had been chasing its tail. Then the tracks vanished, the dog was never seen again. At around 11:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mallette and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Scarberry reported that their car was followed in Point Pleasant, West Virginia around 11:30 p.m. by a gray "bird-like creature" six to seven feet tall and with a ten foot wingspan. When the car headlights struck the creature its eyes, about two inches in diameter, glowed red. It finally scurried into a field and disappeared. (Sources: UPI press dispatch in the Cleveland Press, November 16, 1966; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1966, p. 10; John A Keel, FSR, July 1968, p. 7; John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, p. 59).

1967 - At 3:30 p.m. a slender delta-shaped object, shiny and metallic in appearance, was sighted by a BEA pilot at high altitude in flight over Florence, Italy. It had a notch in its shortest edge. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1968, p. 3; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 36)

1969 - Three people in Corral de Bustos, Argentina observed a luminous object approach their car at great speed around 2:30 a.m.. As it passed over the road close to the car the car tachometer needle fell to zero rpms. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 48).

1969 - The witness was at his window in Nancy, France at 5 p.m. awaiting the arrival of some pigeons that he customarily fed. He spotted a transparent cupola with two heads visible inside that was behind a nearby chimney. He initially had no reaction, but when he turned back to look out the window a short time later he saw the UFO fly slowly from behind the chimney. It was a gray metallic disc with a transparent dome on top. It had many lights resembling car headlights visible around its circumference. He exclaimed, “But it’s a saucer!” and heard a voice whisper outside his ear: “Yes, it is a saucer, do not be afraid, it was necessary that you see it.”

The two beings inside the dome then looked at themselves, and then turned their heads towards the witness while smiling at him. Their heads then disappeared from inside the objec, and at that same moment two other UFOs, identical to the first, also with visible figures inside transparent domes fly over the roofs about 70 meters above him. The first object joined the other two and all three flew towards the north. The witness tried to notify his neighbors but found himself in a kind of stupor with his face and hands swollen and a red bump on his forehead. A red scar on his forehead was still visible when last examined by investigators in 1978. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case # 2418, citing M. Figeut and Ruchon, OVNI Dossier).

On this night in 1973, a UFO was seen from the air near Managua, Nicaraugua by helicopter and airline pilots, and was also seen by ground observers. It had blue and green flashing lights, and was tracked on radar. (Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p.038-18).

1973 - A bus driver in Catavi, Bolivia reported encountering a little man no more than 30 centimeters in height at the house of a family named Siles. He explained that the little humanoid spoke four languages and was interested in meeting "important officials". He ate raw meat, carrots and the family kept him in a small cage. Another local woman reported seeing two strange humanoids when she looked inside one of the windows of the Siles family. She described the being as having elongated heads with fish-like eyes. They wore shiny metallic, silvery outfits. When the beings spoke they appeared to emit an "electronic"' buzzing sound. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing La Razon, Buenos Aires, November 1973, Fabio Picasso).

1974 - At 5:30 p.m. a woman was tending to some animals on her farm near Castelleale, Emilia-Romagna Province, Italy when she noticed that some of the chickens and rabbits were acting panicky, running around strangely, and staring upwards. She glanced up and saw on top of her house, at roof top height, a "man in a spacesuit" sitting on a 0.6 meter wide box-like object that was swinging back and forth, apparently looking for something. The man was described as tall, heavy set, and wearing a shiny one-piece uniform with green, red, and white markings and large square boots. He wore a helmet with a visor that covered his face. He appeared to be dark complexioned. The man sat on the object, holding a rod like device rocking slowly to and fro. He then moved slowly towards the east where a vivid white light hovered. When she saw the light she immediately felt a wave of heat coming from it. The humanoid then flew slowly towards a nearby cemetery, followed closely by the bright light. He appeared to circle the area several times before disappearing from sight. (Sources: Verga Maurizio, ITACAT database; Albert S. Rosales, 1974 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 796, citing Gianfranco Lollino, FSR, Volume 32, issue 4). 

1975 - a disc-shaped UFO rose from the sea near a large radio antenna in Marseille, France. It circled, then made a 90 degree turn to the south and flew out to sea.

Also in 1975, a red flying object approached a car driven by a Mrs. Prichard with three passengers in Pacific, Missouri, then ejected several white balls of light (BOLs). The metal of the car was magnetized after the encounter. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1976; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 66.)

1978 - A circular green object was sighted by military fighter pilots while flying over eastern Washington State. Also, a brilliant green ovoid UFO was sighted that night near the ocean shore in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. The witness was a 24-year-old man named O'Brien. He described the UFO as being only 100 feet away from him and having blurred edges. As he watched, the glow surrounding the object became elongated. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42-07; Australian Centre for UFO Studies Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1978-1982, p. 10.)

1978 - An electronics worker in his twenties was driving his car in East Islip, New York on this same night at 6 p.m. when a flash of light led to a period of unconsciousness. Later than night he recalled in flashbacks that five beings came to his car and pushed down the window. They then took him somewhere, examined him and walked him through a strange, unusual environment. His next conscious memory was of sitting by the road nowhere near his car. His clothes were in disarray, his shoes untied, and his shirt buttoned improperly. At first his memory was so impaired that he could not even remember the name of his wife or his telephone number. (Source: Budd Hopkins, "UFO Abductions: The invisible epidemic," in MUFON Symposium Proceedings 1981, p. 45).

In Gulf Breeze, Florida on this date in 1989, in the evening around 9 p.m., a beige colored cigar-shaped object was sighted. In was estimated at 20-40 feet long, and disappeared behind some trees. On the same night, in Shoreline Park, Florida, an unusual circular depression was found in tall grass. It had a clockwise swirl. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case 0208).

In 1990, south of Rosedale, Oklahoma, at about 6 a.m. a silent 35-foot diameter disc was encountered at a very low altitude. It had white lights on the side, and the rim was spinning. It emitted a blue beam of light. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, February 1993).

On this night in 1991 a group of coon hunters in Marshall, Arkansas saw a tremendously large boomerang-shaped UFO, the size of three football fields. It had bright pulsating white lights. Three large red lights separated from the UFO and flew away. The men fled in fear. Also on this night at about 8 p.m. a West Virginia coal miner was driving on US highway 460 in Tazewell, Virginia. He saw a silent metallic ovoid UFO, 40-50 feet in length, glide into a cloud. (Sources: Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 240; Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 139).

In 1993, near Baltimore, Maryland, on US highway 74, a house-sized ovoid UFO nearly ran a car with a single witness off the road at 7:45 p.m. After buzzing the car the UFO hovered, then shot up into the sky. Earlier that afternoon, in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Ed Walters videotaped a UFO lurching up into a cloud. In Matthews, North Carolina, a driver reported that another silent UFO dropped down in front of his car at about 5:15 p.m. It hovered, then moved off. (Sources: MUFON case investigations database, case 931216E; Ed Walters, UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof, p. 41; UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1994).

1993 - In what seemed like a dream-like state, late on this night a woman whose home is near Dallas, Texas found herself in an unknown location with three short, gray-skinned humanoids who were "talking" to her, probably using telepathy to communicate. These Grey beings were about three to four feet tall, and told her that Armageddon would not be what most people think it will be. At the same time, there were several tall beings standing off to the side, and they seemed "in charge," quietly observing everything. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1993 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2977, citing Amy Lynn).

1994 - At 8:45 p.m. a large, silent, diamond-shaped object hovered over a house south of Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. It passed over woods, and then roared away. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 203).

1997 - At 4:00 a.m., a ring of color was spotted in the sky over a farming area in Lockport, New York. Once in awhile it seemed to move. (Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center website, November 1997 webpage).

1997 - In the late afternoon two boys in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy photographed a shiny metallic disc making erratic stops and maneuvers. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17619, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 2, Issue # 48).

1999 - On this afternoon at 4:15 p.m. some campers in the Sangre de Christo Mountains in Saguache County, Colorado found two freshly mutilated dead cows. One was missing its head, while the other had its tongue missing. Nearby were four elk legs and haunches with no head, neck or torso. In Del Norte, Colorado Keith C. saw a strange, bright, multi-colored light that was remaining motionless over the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The light appeared to be pulsating and did not rise with the planets and stars. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Christopher O'Brien case files, cases 613 & 614).

2001 - At 8:00 p.m. in Boyne City, Michigan, a huge diamond-shaped UFO with an elongated bottom, a light on each end, and an orange light in the middle, flew toward the northwest. In five minutes it came back heading southwest. When over the city all the lights started to spin around, and the light on the right side veered off from the main body.(Source: George Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 2002, p. 18).

2002 - On this day in Lonquimay, La Araucania Province, Chile a circular scorched imprint 30 meters in diameter was found on the ground. There were burned patches in the grass, and scorched tree trunks. Inside were four smaller circles, equidistant apart, that were not scorched but free of snow. The radiation level was high. The Chilean military bars entry to the site by civilians. (Source: UFO Magazine (US), March 2003, p. 22, citing Filer's Files).

2004 - An octagonal shaped object with a yellow flashing light was observed moving quickly through the sky in Drummondville, Quebec. It was high in sky, and turned abruptly. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 802, citing NUFORC).

2005 - A beagle reacted to the movement in the sky of white, glowing oval-shaped UFO in Martinez, California at 2:30 a.m. according to the witness, a 49-year-old woman. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2005 webpage, report uploaded December 16, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 November 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; aircraft UFO encounters; animal reactions; boomerang-shaped UFOs; car pursuits; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; EM vehicle ignition interference effects; Grey humanoids; insignia; multi-year reports from California, Italy, New York and Nicaragua; ovoid/elliptical UFOs, silent UFOs, satellite objects veering off from larger craft, silver uniforms, spinning lights and objects, telepathy; UFOs doubling back for a second pass.

© Donald A. Johnson